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VNU NET: IBM to take Unix applications to AS/400

Jan 24, 2000, 21:51 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Kelly)

"IBM will attempt to find a coherent strategy for its wide range of platforms using AS/400 portable application solutions environment (Pase) technology. Platforms include RS/6000, AS/400, OS/390, Netfinity and Sequent's Numa-Q, which was acquired late last year."

"Some analysts believe that integrating technologies between the RS/6000 and the AS/400 could mark the beginning of the end for IBM's Unix line...."

"More importantly, with Linux, why does IBM need other Unixes at all? But gradual migration is the end-game. Any conversion would be staggered and Pase is an interim solution," said Payne."

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